Volunteer /Foster with Glynn County Animal Services
We are accepting new Volunteers!
Ways you can help from your home or business:
- Sponsor an adoption fee (currently $50)
- Share our stray pets and adoptable pets on your social media pages
- Post flyers of adoptable pets at your place of business
- Foster a pet in your home. Sign up by calling (912) 554-7505 or emailing [email protected]
Thank You for Wanting to Lend a Helping Paw!
Our Volunteer Opportunities
- Adoption Ambassador - Promote adoptable animals by attending adoption events, distributing flyers, and posting on social media (age 10+) / Help match potential pet owners with dogs or cats at the shelter by doing meet and greets and answering questions. Additional training provided. (Adult)
- Animal Photographer/Videographer or Pet Profile Writer - Take pictures and videos of adoptable animals and write descriptions that will appeal to potential adopters (age 16+)
- Cat Cuddler – Spend time visiting, playing with and grooming cats (age 16+)
- Dog Bather - Groom and bathe dogs available for adoption (Adult)
- Dog Walker – Exercise dogs by walking with them or playing with them in the play yards (Adult)
- Foster Parent - Care for animals in your home until they find a family or are healthy/old enough to come back to the shelter. We especially need bottle feeding foster volunteers for kittens and puppies. Signing up to foster requires a foster application, agreement and home visit. (Adult)
- Kitten Nursery – Bottle feed kittens at our shelter. This opportunity requires signing up for weekly shifts. (Adult)
- Laundry Queen/King - Assist with loading washers and dryers and folding towels, blankets, and sheets (age 16+)
- Transport Volunteer – Use your own vehicles to transport animals to veterinary appointments or to other shelters or out-of-state transports (Adult)
- Transport Coordinator – If you have a little more time to give, we are looking for a volunteer who will actively reach out to shelters and rescues to find transport opportunities for our shelter dogs and cats. Additional training provided. (Adult)
- REUNITE Team Member - This new group of volunteers will work together to help the lost and stray animals who come to our shelter find their owners (age 16+)
- Have a skill or interest that doesn’t seem to fit the above list? We welcome your ideas!
Paws to Read! - All Ages Welcome! Anyone who can read, tell stories, knit, crochet or even nap can hang out with our adoptable cats! No appointment needed for the brief orientation. All ages welcome - kids & youth under 18 years old need an adult chaperone. Training not required - brief orientation provided (all ages!)
Service Learning, Internships, School/Group Projects or Community Service (not court ordered): Plan/schedule your project: 912-554-7500 or [email protected]
Court-Ordered Community Service: Have some hours to serve? Stop by with your government-issued photo ID and service document(s) to sign up. Or call 912-554-7500 with any questions. Service can be done any days between 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. except on Sundays and Wednesdays. (Adult)
Questions? Contact us with any questions and/or to schedule your new volunteer interview: 912-554-7500 or [email protected].
Our Foster Program
Our in-home foster program serves the most vulnerable of the animals in our shelter: kittens, puppies, pregnant dogs and cats, animals in medical care and animals who need more socialization. There is are 3 additional sign up steps to foster: submit a Foster application, provide a letter from your landlord or proof that you own your home, and schedule a home visit from one of our Animal Services Officers.
Qualifications: Must be 18 years of age - Youth may volunteer with a responsible parent/guardian - Must be able to have pets where you live. Landlord approval is required.
NEXT STEPS: Fill out and turn in the Foster Application and Agreement forms. We’ll schedule a required home visit and learn about what type of fostering is a good fit for you. Questions: 912-554-7500 or [email protected]
Foster Training Resources
Things to Know Before Fostering a Dog or Cat (click for Petfinder article)
DOG/PUPPY FOSTERS: Please watch these online training videos: Canine Communication & Behavior and How to Foster a Dog 101: Everything You Need to Know
CAT/KITTEN FOSTERS: Please watch these online training videos: Welcoming Fosters into Your Home: Ready for Your Foster Cat? and The Kitten Lady